Adelscot


Very unusual strong beer which is difficult to find in the UK, but is reasonably common in its native France.

It has a distinctive peaty, smokey flavour, thanks to the use of Scotch Whisky ingredients in its brewing!

Your comments


"First tasted in Wisconsin in the early 80"s. I sold it in Detroit and Ann Arbor Mich in 1995. Went to France and enjoyed it in 2000. Unable to get it in the U.S. anymore. Great beer, to be enjoyed after a hard day's work as a reward. To me it is a special occasion beer. If it is available in Montreal or Toronto, let me know. With the infusion of very good Belgium triples coming over, I would hope Fischer's brewery would start sending it again. I know a number of people in the Ann Arbor Michigan area that would enjoy this type of beer."
Jim Wood, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 25, 2004

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Anchor Steam Beer


Brewed in San Francisco, Anchor Steam can be found in the UK and it is worth the search. Dark and quite bitter, clean tasting and not heavy.

Order Anchor Steam Beer online at Tesco.

Your comments


"Excellent brew, but not brewed with steam. The origin of its name is from the very active fermentation of lager yeast at room temperature. Thus when the wooden kegs were tapped in the old days, the initial opening resulted in "steam".
Oli, Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Arran Blonde


From the Arran Brewery in the Isle of Arran, Scotland, comes Arran Blonde.



Your comments


Skiv of Glasgow says: "floral hop aroma. A subtle, well balanced finish. A pale golden beer, clear tasting, in a Continental style"

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Arran Red Squirrel


Arran Red Squirrel doesn't seem to be listed at the moment on the Arran Brewery website.

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Skiv of Glasgow has tried it and says: "Reddish brown beer with nutty aroma and deep malty palate. Good balance of malt & hop with suggestions of liquorice and burnt toffee in the finish."

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Becks


Popular German beer with a clean crisp flavour backed by the assurance of the old German purity laws.

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Bernard Special Dark Beer


With a distinctive swivel-top like Grölsch, Bernard Special Dark Beer is a Czech black lager, with a distinctive flavour. Tesco sometimes have it in stock.

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James Boag's Premium Lager


It is really hard to put your finger on what is so special about James Boag, all the way from Tasmania. It just has a tremendous balance and a crisp clean flavour - wonderful.

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James Boag's St George



An ideal lager-type beer for those who don't like their beer bitter, again from James Boag in Tasmania. St George has interesting citrus notes to its full flavour. Difficult to find in the UK.

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BrewDog 5am Saint


American red ale, brewed by www.brewdog.com based in Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

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BrewDog Elvis Juice


Brewed by www.brewdog.com based in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. It has a hint of grapefruit in the brew. This beer got the brewing company into a bit of trouble with the estate of the famous singer of the same name. Unphased, the Brewdog directors changed their names by deed poll to Elvis.

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BrewDog Kingpin Lager


Lager with flavour and attitude brewed by www.brewdog.com based in Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

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Brugse Blond


Brewed in Brugge in Belgium, a chilled Brugse Blond on a hot day is just heaven!

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Brugse Zot


Not very flattering to the people of Brugge in Belgium, because it takes its name from their nick-name Brugse Zotten (Brugse fools)! It's a traditional top-fermenting beer that is re-fermented in the bottle. There is a real aromatic flavour imparted by the hops.

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Budweiser


The American Budweiser (not the original Czech Budweiser) seems to be conquering the world along with Miller.

It is light (in both colour and taste) with a rather insipid flavour. On a hot day, I'd grab an ice cold Bud willingly... but only if there was absolutely nothing else available!

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Budweiser Budvar


This is the original Budweiser. The Czech Budweiser (you know, the Budweiser that actually has some flavour)! The Czechs know how to make beer and this is one of the best. (For any American readers, Czech Budvar is sold in the USA as Czechvar.)

Order Budweiser Budvar online at Tesco.

Your comments


"Budvar... now you're talking real beer."
Smithy, Aberdeen

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Budweiser Budvar Premium Dark Lager


You can also get Budweiser Budvar's Dark Lager occasionally in this country. Very good it is too. You get the taste of roasted malt giving a slightly caramel aftertaste.

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Carlsberg


The Danes are famous for butter, bacon and.... beer! Carlsberg! Get your Carlsberg order in now online.

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Cobra


Why drink British or US beer or lager with an Indian meal when you can have the real thing - Cobra Indian beer!

Order Cobra online at Tesco.

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Corona Extra


A great Mexican beer. For a touch of authenticity try it with a slice of lime. Order your Corona Extra online now.

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Erdinger Weissbier


Erdinger Weissbier is is a slightly cloudy wheat beer which is still fermented in the bottle, in the traditional way. Brewed in strict with the Bavarian Purity Law, Erdinger Weissbier has a refreshing taste with slightly aromatic hops. You can buy Erdinger Weissbier at online prices.

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Estrella


Estrella is Catalan beer and very good it is too. Pop into a Barcelona supermarket and buy a six pack and just weep at the price (it's so cheap!).

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Fosters


The Ozzies are famous for their beers, but the one that is best known worldwide is Fosters! Get your Fosters now, delivered to your door!

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Great Lakes



Your comments


"Great Lakes is a brewing company that carries quite a versatile selection of beers. All of them have won many an award and the greatest way to experience the bulk of it is the sampler pack. Many of the brews are seasonal and thus are not always readily available but those that are should not be overlooked. Every beverage produced by great lakes is of great quality, flavour, texture, and they even offer what foods should be eaten while drinking each delicious beer. A must try for anyone who loves a good selection and great taste."
ElPresidente, Pittsburgh, May 10, 2005

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Grolsch


Grolsch became famous for its green swing top bottle, but more normally now comes in standard bottles and cans. But the taste is the same! Get your Grolsch online.

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Heineken


Great... but ONLY if it is the genuine Dutch-brewed item! With the British-brewed Heineken now a gladly-fading memory, that should be the case for all Heineken in the UK!

Order Heineken online at Tesco.

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Herold Bohemian Black Lager


Wonderful black lager with an interesting smoky, toasted finish to its fullsome flavour.

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Hoegarden


Probably the best-known of the Belgian "white beers", Hoegarden is slightly cloudy with the white yeast remaining from secondary fermentation and its distinctive flavour is enhanced by the subtle addition of corriander.

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Holsten Pils


Holsten Pils is the distinctive golden German beer with a refreshing taste.

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Innis and Gunn


Innis and Gunn may almost be a lager in colour, but it is somewhere around a pale ale style. Very smooth, rounded flavour.

Your comments


"Quite amazing - Innis and Gunn is the best beer you will ever taste. Edinburgh ale matured for 30 days in American white oak casks (casks are then used for whisky) is then matured for a further 47 days. Natural carbonation - not added gas. Taste: Vanilla/toffee. Strength - 6.6% ABV. Once you have tried this - you will never ever drink" Lerxst, Aberdeen

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John Smith's Original


Rightly popular English Bitter with traditional pub flavour and - thanks to that widget in the can - a pub head!

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Kasteel Cru


A lager beer produced in Alsace, using Champagne yeast. The result is a very clean,very crisp flavoured beer. Buy Kasteel Cru online.


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Kingfisher


Kingfisher is an Indian beer that really does a curry proud! (It's pretty good at other times too!)

Buy Kingfisher online at Tesco.

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Kozel


Kozel is a very palatable Czech lager beer. Pleasantly bitter taste, malt and aromatic hops. It has a black lager sibling Kozel Cerny (Kozel Dark) Velckopopovicky which is really good but I cannot find it in the UK, even online. Sometimes out of stock, but check this link for Kozel right now!

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Kronenbourg 1664


Kronenbourg, France's premier beer comes with a clean taste and fresh flavour. And, although much of what we get is now brewed under licence in the UK, it is much more successful than many beers that have been transplanted and brewed here.

Get your Kronenbourg online now!

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Krusovice


Krusovice is a wonderful Czech lager beer, with a dark beer counterpart. Malty and hoppy with a clean crisp finish. Anyone know a source in the UK?

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Kwak


This Belgian beer brings the sun out on a cold damp winter day in Belgium... or anywhere for that matter! A dark beer Kwak has a treakley, fruity flavour yet manages to remain lighter than most dark beers.

In Belgium you are quite likely to be asked for a shoe before you get your Kwak. The reason is that it is served in a rather nifty glass that looks, for all the world, like a stubby bulb-bottomed, yard-of-ale glass. This sits in a wooden holder which you can pick up like a tankard.

You only get your shoe back when the landlord gets his Kwak glass back!

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Leffe Blond


Leffe Blond is a strong 6.5% but very flavourful aromatic blond Belgian Beer. Ideally drunk cold from the proper Leffe glass, of course.

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Leffe Brune


Leffe Brune, or brown Leffe, is less common but wonderful Belgian Beer. It's strong too at 6.5% but it is delicious.

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Miller MGD


What's the fascination with Miller Genuine Draft or MGD? Of the two big US beers - the other being Bud - it's by far the more preferable. But here in Europe we have a huge variety of exciting, tastier, world-class beers.

Your comments


"I disagree. I like it and I like its taste!"
John, Stonehaven

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Nastro Azzuro


See Peroni Nastro Azzuro below.

Negra Modelo


Most Mexican beers are light and amber. This - as the "negra" might suggest - is a dark Mexican beer. Wonderfully tasty too.

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Old Speckled Hen


Named, I am assured, after an old MG racing car, Old Speckled Hen is one really tasty real ale from England. Some serve it warm, but I like it slightly chilled.

Buy Old Speckled Hen at online prices!

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Oranjeboom


Oranjeboom is an excellent Dutch lager beer which is available everywhere in the Netherlands, Oranjeboom is not as easy to find in the UK as it used to be. And what is available here is brewed in the UK by Inbev, so it is not the real thing.

There's just a little hint of citrus to the flavour thanks, I believe, to the addition of some orange zest to the brewing process.


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Pelican de Pelforth


Whether the blonde or the brun Pelican is wonderful - especially after a day out in its native France!

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Peroni Nastro Azzuro


What else can you drink with Italian food... or just on its own? Peroni Nastro Azzuro is a light but flavoursome beer.

You can order your Peroni online at Tesco.

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Pilsner Urquell


Makes great play that it is the original Pilsner Urquell is one of the best know Czech beers. Personally I prefer Budweiser Budvar a tad. But Pilsner Urquell is magnificent.

You can order Pilsner Urquell online at Tesco.

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Red Cuillin


Wonderful dark red ale from the Isle of Skye.

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San Miguel


San Miguel is an enduring Spanish favourite with an excellently balanced flavour.

Order your San Miguel online at Tesco.

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Sam Adams Boston Lager


Sam Adams, Brewer and Patriot, has his name immortalised on the one mass-market American beer that really is worth searching out. Slightly darker than the usual lager-style American beers. Sadly for purists it is no longer the original in this country, but is brewed in the UK.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale


All the way from Tadcaster in Yorkshire, Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale has a wonderful fruity aroma and just as tantalising a taste.

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San Francisco Steam Beer


Slightly darker and slightly more bitter than your average American beer. But all the better for it.

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Singha


The ideal accompaniment to a Thai meal, Singha is equally good on its own. One of my favourites.

Order your Singha online at Tesco.

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Staropramen


Becoming more widely available and with good reason, Staropramen is another Czech beer delight.

Order Staropramen online at Tesco.

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Stella Artois


The best-known of the Belgian beers and, despite its universal availability, Stella Artois is still one of the best easily-obtained beers around, even if our Stella is brewed under licence in the UK.

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Tiger


Singapore lager beer with a classic taste. Tiger is grrrrr...eat (sorry!).

Get your Tiger online at Tesco.

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Tuborg


Tuborg is Denmark's other popular beer with a clean well-balanced taste.

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Tusker


Named after the elephant that killed one of the brewery's founders, Tusker is a Kenyan beer that really hits the spot after a day out on the Maasi Mara! Apparently named after the elephant that killed the brewery's co-founder, it is a really good beer in its own right.

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Victoria Bitter


Yes Victoria Bitter is Australia's famous "Vay Bay" and you can the taste of Bondi Beach culture delivered to your door!

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Warsteiner


Warsteiner (pronounced Var-steiner) is a Pilsner-style classic German beer.

Get Warsteiner online at Tesco.

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Wehenstephan Hefe Weissbier


Weihenstephan claim to be the world's oldest brewery, dating from 1040. It is a cloudy wheet beer with distinctly aromatic hop flavours on the aftertaste.

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